Gershon Portnoy, Tour Guide
Tour ISRAEL with Gershon Portnoy
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recommendations - what our friends write

Unique Israel Experience- for your Family or Group

Shalom! I'm Gershon Portnoy, and together
we will plan and tour thousands of years of
Jewish history and modern accomplishments,
exciting adventures and gems of nature,
in the Land of Israel,
from Abraham to Tel Aviv and everything in between!

For a unique and unforgettable experience, in a reunion with your Jewish heritage and the beauty of the Land...
e-mail me and we will start to plan together!

Our Israel tours include the following services:

Itinerary planning: we will plan together the itinerary taking into consideration any and all personal interests and requests, with special emphasis on biblical, historical, political or cultural themes which may be of particular interest to you and your family or group. Children are our specialty!

Transport: private, mini or full size, all necessary seating arrangements for children, as well as van for special needs with hydraulic lift for wheelchairs

Hotel arrangements: we can take care of the hotel needs from 5 star hotels, intimate boutique hotels, cabins, to the pleasant kibbutz guest house or student hostel accommodations

Rappelling / snapling / zipline (omega) experiences: rappell down the cliffs in the Judean Desert or in the gorges of the Golan Heights, swim in oasis springs that are only accessable by rappelling. All done in an 100% professional and safe manner with our top rappelling instructor, outings can be planned for all ages and levels and can be combined with regular and jeep touring on the same day!

Nakik HaShachor canyon in the Golan

Archeological digs participation: take part in discovering our past by joining archeological digs throughout the country, or sifting through the debris and potsherds taken from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Nature hikes: hike in the Ein Gedi oasis, swim in its pools, or explore the valleys of the Golan Heights, the Ramon Crater in the Negev or experience the beautiful nature on a spectacular trek in the Amud Valley outside Safed (Tzefat, Zafed)

Wine tasting tours: Israel is famous for its world famous boutique wines and you can have a taste of all of them, in the Judean Hills or in the Golan Heights, or in Samaria!

Jeep Tours: visit the most off the beaten track places in Israel in the Judean Desert, Eilat mountains or Golan Heights and anywhere else, "if there's a will- there's a way"…

Special Needs: comprehensive wheelchair accessible lifestyle vacations in Israel vacation include all the special services to make your visit to the Holy Land complete.

Bar Mitzvah / Bat Mitzvah Tours: Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah tours are created for families who seek a spiritually uplifting adventure and a unique experience. We can plan for you an unforgettable celebration in Israel.

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For an unforgettable experience contact Gershon Portnoy ,
a licensed Israeli tourguide and 22 year resident of Samaria!

Add a thrill to your tour: Snapling (Rappeling) down scenic canyons and waterfalls!
no prior experience necessary- experienced English speaking guides
families with children - our specialty!
Jeep Tours also available.

Recommendations - what our friends write:

in the Katrzrin Talmudic Village on the Golan Heights

on top of Massada!

Gershon was a fantastic tour guide - very knowledgeable and very friendly.
He knew where, when and what to see, a truly experienced tour guide.
His enthusiasm and positive attitude made our tour of the South truly memorable and unbeatable.

Thank you very much!
Looking foward to touring more of Israel with you in the near future, when we "return home" again.

A. Meles
(Philadelphia, PA; USA)

I just wanted to write you a short thank you note to let you know that we really appreciated your taking us to the North Country last Sunday.

We had a great time and accomplished all we expected to do. We enjoyed your narration and company.

Have a K’siva V’Chasima Tova and much Hatzlacha and Nachas from your entire family.

Shea Krausz

Our day spent with Gershon was the highlight of our visit to Israel.

From the first point of contact, Gershon went out of his way to provide an itinerary that would suit our needs and budget, including organising a baby seat for our 1 year old daughter.

The tour itself was outstanding, laden with biblical verses, stunning views, and local organic delicacies. Gershon is an authentic character, warm and personable, whose wisdom and experience contribute greatly to him being a professional tour guide.

I would recommend anyone who wants a genuine Shomron experience to give Gershon a call...

Moshe and Adena Feiglin
Melbourne, Australia

Thank you for a superb experience,
Your fascinating knowledge of the Bible and history made our tour come to life
Whether it’s the battles of Maccabees or Joshua’s crossing into Eretz Israel, we felt that we were walking in their footsteps and absorbing the holiness of the land.

Our guide enabled us to accomplish in one day what many tours take weeks,

and everything was done in a highly professional and safe manner, every lover of Israel should have the opportunity to experience a tour with Gershon

Rapoport Family
Kol Hakovod

Meet Gershon:
Gershon Portnoy, raised in Boca Raton Florida, came to Israel in 1978 to study in Bar Ilan University and never went back… Gershon served in the IDF in the paratroopers, and after the army spent years in Yeshiva studies, later completing the Israeli Ministry of Tourism guide course. He is married to Naomi and they have six children, living for the last 20 years in Elon Moreh.

Gershon is dedicated to providing tours that embody the travelling needs and special interests of each and every visitor. With his extensive Torah and general knowledge, enthusiasm, humor and facility in both English and Hebrew (native English speaker!) –whether this is your first tour or fifteenth—he will ensure that your trip will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!!

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